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(MegaThread) The Grand Old Putin Party - How Russian Active Measures subverted our political system and created the environment which lead to #TrumpRussia
2: Firstly it is important to note that a former KGB Colonel - wrote a book about exactly this situation happening. He notes that the Russian emigre community is filled with generations of Foreign Agents, especially the scientists.
3. A former Immigration official noted that 5 million dangerous criminals would soon be traveling to the West in 1993.
4. A decade later Lozansky was on record - using the same number - to talk about the many Russians who could be "used to influence US policy." #TrumpRussia
5. This came in the same year Lozansky and the Russian foreign ministry published a book about how to lobby the US for Russian interests.
6. The afterword in this book was Curt Weldon's "New Times New Beginnings" report that he wrote and personally handed off to Putin. #TrumpRussia
7. WEldon's time as Putin's first congressman are well documented. #TrumpRussia medium.com/@trumpwatchdog…
8. But, lets go back for a second. #TrumpRussia is happening partially because of Paul Weyrich and the "New Right" movement. This is basically what we consider the "alt right" now. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Right…
9 .Weyrich and his friends created the John Birch Society, World Anti Communist League, Heritage Foundation, ALEC, Moral Majority, Religious Roundtable....and then they decided to create an Umbrella organization to make overarching long term strategies work ...
10. This organization is known as the Council for National Policy..or CNP. They're an exclusive organization known only to let 600 members in at a time, but the members are captains of industry, media, and think tanks.
11. The CNP Vision for America - as outlined in this document - reads a lot like what Trump is doing. #TrumpRussia #Resist
12. Now that I've introduced some of the shadowy characters - lets talk about how one guy flipped the US Upside down and turned the Republican Party into the Grand Old Putin Party #TrumpRussia thesternfacts.com/how-one-man-in…
12b: I am not saying that Dems aren't also guilty in some instances, but we are talking about the leadership of the Republican Party and Democratic nobodies like Dennis Kucinich.
13. Edward Lozansky is linked to everything that has gone on in the past 40 years. How did a scientist at a prestigious institute obtain a VISA to exit the Soviet Union? Especially when his father in aw was General Ivan Yershov - the Soviet General who invaded Czechlslovokia
14. Quite the interesting story indeed. Why would he leave his wife behind? #TrumpRussia nytimes.com/1981/05/21/art…
15. Lozansky managed to quickly attract the attn of far right orgs like the American Security Council, who helped fund his event in 1981. Here is a picture of his wife with them. He quickly made friends with Senator Bob Dole and Representative Jack Kemp upi.com/Archives/1982/…
16. This ensured Lozansky (Top Right) was given an audience with none other than Ronald Reagan himself. #TrumpRussia
17. Lozansky ended up founding "Russian Americans" for Dole/Kemp in 1996 and helping them campaign - and then helped Dole lobby for Russia afterwards. #TrumpRussia jweekly.com/1996/08/30/ex-…
18. In 1983, Lozansky formed the "Sakharov Institute" to help fight for the freedom of famed dissident Andrei Sakharov Dole and Kemp were on the board.
19. Sakharov and his Wife Elena Bonner wrote a letter to the Sakharov Institute, claiming that they had no idea who Lozansky was and his association with the American far right was troubling. #TrumpRussia thesternfacts.com/soviet-human-r…
20. They would eventually sue him to shut down the Sakharov Institute in 1986 and accuse him of stealing money from the National Endowment for Democracy. He claimed to have changed the name to Free University as of 1987, but he the Sakharov Institute stayed active until 1991.
21. Lozansky joined the "Committee for a Free Afghanistan" in 1984, with Jack Abramoff, Chuck Grassley, John Mccain, and Paul Weyrich.
22. The following year - Abramoff held the "Democratic International," getting together far right leaders from Soviet Held countries to discuss taking down the Soviets.
23. One of the men at the event - Jonas Savimbi - had Paul Manafort lobbying for him at the time. Dana Rohrabacher was the White House contact for the event. Paul Weyrich helped fund it, and Lozansky was involved in the CFA at the same time. #TrumpRussia
24. Around the same time Lozansky had to shut down the Sakharov Institute, he opened the Free University - with the following Neocon faculty members. #TrumpRussia
25. It is important to note Ledeen is the coauthor of a book with Michael Flynn #TrumpRussia amazon.com/Field-Fight-Gl…
26. Ledeen's wife - works for Chuck Grassley now and is helping stonewall #TrumpRussia theguardian.com/us-news/2017/o…
27. As I've talked about in previous threads, the CNP helped create the Krieble Institute in 1988 in order to train young Russians on how to be Capitalists.
28. Here's a picture of the meeting of the Krieble Institute along with young Russians....and Lozansky. #TrumpRussia
29: Lozansky was involved with organizing conferences with the far right in the early 90s.
30: the GOP spent money on the communists after losing.
31: these events attracted everyone from the Vice President to people Trump almost named Secretary of State like John Bolton #TrumpRussia
32. 31. It is important to note that human rights activists accused Lozansky of being a foreign agent. #TrumpRussia thesternfacts.com/soviet-human-r…
33. While doing research, an anonymous source told me that they saw Lozansky hanging out with famed former spy Yuri Bezmenov - who told us they were going to subvert our democracy.
34. This also fits with the "Missing" years where I couldn't find much about him...and I was told to look in St. Petersburg during Putins rise. #TrumpRussia
35. Sure enough, I reached out to every living American member of the Kissinger-Sobchak commission and Frederick Starr was able to confirm that he saw Ed with Putin around that time.
36. In 1991, Lozansky and Weyrich met with Congressional leadership to discuss reforming Russian intelligence - but Lozansky bailed when Congress wanted to disband the KGB. #TrumpRussia
37. At this point, the Active Measures operation splits into two and the Russian Mob successfully attempt to take over America - corrupting both NYC and Philadelphia. Read this thread for more on the mob..... or reach out to the folks at @CitJourno
38. I suggest reading this article to learn about the American far right allying with fringe nazi elements to form the basis of what the alt-right is today. medium.com/@trumpwatchdog…
39. Also remember that this is exactly what Putin did too.
40. In the early 1990's, Lozansky was bringing Russian spymasters like Primakov to the US to meet with American oligarchs like the Koch brothers, the CNP and Soros (he was all over Russia in the 90s) thesternfacts.com/heres-lozansky…
41. In 1991, Heritage Foundation Opened up an office in Moscow - next to Lozansky's American University in Moscow - (Heritage now denies this place existed) books.google.com/books?id=rPoNR…
42. In 1994, Heritage's Moscow office was taken over by the former head of Russian Information Security Services
43. This was also the year that Russian Mobsters were spotted at GOP fundraisers (and living at trump Tower ) #TrumpRussia
44. The Jack Abramoff scandal was about more than Indian Tribal lobbying. It was about Russian money laundering.
45. You see, Abramoff and Trump Labor Department Employee Patrick Pizzela were hired by a company named "NaftaSib" to lobby for Russian IMF loans. It turns out NaftaSib was a cover for Gazprom
46. There was an intricate network of shell companies involved in 4 different countries to make this all happen. Abramoff succeeded in bribing at least Tom Delay - who hired White House Counsel Don Mcgahn to defend him #TrumpRussia politico.com/magazine/story…
47. He also managed to "sell" Bob Ney on IMF loans - while Corey Lewandowski was working for Ney @TrumpRussia
48. Shortly after Abramoff completed his bribery, the Russians admitted to lyin to everyone about the state of the Russian economy. articles.latimes.com/1998/sep/09/ne…
49. Several stories had several small bits about the Russian activities, but I put them all together to prove years of collussion.
50. Abramoff and Pizzella are both connected to the CNP. Abramoff was a member in the 80s and Pizzella worked with Kellyanne Conway at "CNP Action" to undermine the Obama presidency. #TrumpRussia washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content…
51. In 1998, the Krieble people were praising Sergei Kiriyenko and running him as their presidential nominee in 2000. russialist.org/archives/2458.…
52. Abramoff brought Kirienko to the US in late 98 for a week of meetings with lawmakers. web.archive.org/web/2004091821…
53. Kirienko was then mentioned in the dossier last year #TrumpRussia nakedcapitalism.com/2017/01/john-h…
54. He was head of Rosatom during the Uranium One deal with the Obama admin nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/…
55. And then Putin brought him back into politics just time for the election. Sure seems like Kirienko is an ignored power player. opendemocracy.net/od-russia/vlad…
56. In 1998, the Russian money laundering scandal blew up. I explain it in more detail here, but the Russians laundering ALL of the IMF loans we gave them. #TrumpRussia
57. Curt Weldon became Putin's first congressman shortly after his rise to lead the FSB. He was also involved with the Russian mob through Itera medium.com/@trumpwatchdog…
58. He was at a conference last year with Andrey Artemenko (Michael Cohen/Felix Sater peace deal) and Alexander Rovt (Owned the bank involved with Manafort money laundering) #TrumpRussia thesternfacts.com/curt-weldon-ae…
59. And he was named in October - in Dianne Feinsteins letters to Cambridge Analytica/Michael Cohen requesting correspondence. medium.com/@trumpwatchdog…
60. Weldon donated his collection last year to West Chester University - which includes an unpublished book about how we pushed poor Putin away. #TrumpRussia dailylocal.com/article/DL/201…
61. Weldon was at least tangentially involved with the Russian Hacking that occurred at the turn of the century. #TrumpRussia
62. Weldon was on the board of advisors of Ecrypt Solutions - shortly before they signed Kaspersky to an exclusivity deal (which has since collapsed) the same month Michael Flynn received payments from Kaspersky #TrumpRussia
63. Lozansky's "American University in Moscow" is nothing but a mere think tank masquerading as a legitimate University. thesternfacts.com/american-unive…
64. Russians for Bush club started in 2000 archive.li/Sx2tb
65. The "World Russia Forum" Was established by the Congress of Russian Press and Russian state owned media in April 00 groups.google.com/forum/#!search…
66. At the first "WRF" (which the DC division of corporations is "missing" the articles of incorporation for) it was like a whos who of the Republican Party.
67. Why didn't Jeff Sessions disclose this event? He clearly met with the Russian spies #TrumpRussia thegopwatchdog.com/jeff-sessions-…
68. At a second event held in Russia - cosponsored by the Center for Naval Analysis and Free Congress Foundation, HH Gaffney (not Frank) noted in his writeup that the far right in Russia only seems to connect to the US Republican Party. #TrumpRussia
69. In 2001, oligarch and Russian Mobster Boris Berezovsky bought a condo at Trump Tower
70. Weldon is a "Champion of "US-Russia" relations says the spy in 2002 #TrumpRussia foxnews.com/story/2002/03/…
71. At the 2002 WRF, Weldon and other republicans like Inhoffe, Rohrabacher, and Dennis Hastert gave speeches praising Putin. transterramedia.com/media/55-world…
72. Rohrabacher went one step further, advocating shutting down NATO and forming a Space alliance with Russia #TrumpRussia
73. Edward Lozansky is a naturalized US Citizen, at best a diehard lobbying for an authoritarian regime and at worst a long time KGB spy, so why has he not been punished for refusing to register as a foreign agent through FARA? #TrumpRussia
74. Lozansky shares an address with Putin's main Ukrainian propagandist Alexander Kazakov
75. In 2003, Weldon was appointed to be a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences - well known as being a hotbed of hacking and spying #TrumpRussia 2005-09.newenglishreview.org/blog_direct_li…
76. 2004 - around the same time Manafort started working for pro-Putin Yanukovich, another group of people started lobbing for him too. foreignpolicy.com/2014/05/21/sym…
77. Jim Jatras is also on the board of Lozanskys Moscow University. us-russia.org/think-tank.html
78. Jatras served as a member of Milosevic's defense listserv.buffalo.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=…
79. In 2004, Lozansky held an event at the Gorbachev foundation....with Alexander Dugin. #TrumpRussia translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?ac…
80. Here is complaining about our meddling in Ukraine - and praising Ron Paul #TrumpRussia upi.com/Defense-News/2…
81. World Russia Forums kept on happening, while Weyrich was openly allying with Russian nationalist parties and formalizing alliances. aim.org/guest-column/r…
82. There's a lot to worry about with Ron Paul thegopwatchdog.com/2368-2/
83. In 2007, Darren Spinck helped organize the World Russia Forum prnewswire.com/news-releases/…
84. He is also on the board of American University of Moscow - and founded Global Strategic Communications Group with Jim Jatras (and Anthony Salvia who went on to sue Obama...with Lozansky) prnewswire.com/news-releases/…
85. Putin opens "The InStitute of Democracy and Cooperation in 2007" with Andranik Migranyan at the head.....this was a move to make #TrumpRussia more likely to happen. He also opened other IDC's in Paris and Berlin
86. The head of the Paris Office, John Laughland - is on the Ron Paul Institute
87. 2007 is also the year Lozansky and the WRF teamed up with the far creationist outfit - The Discovery Institute - to host his events. #TrumpRussia
88. In 2009, the Russian orthodox church created the Saviour Fund - which had a presence at the 2009-11 World Russia Forums. #TrumpRussia
89. At the 2010 Forum? Tom Price, the former #TrumpRussia HHS secretary thegopwatchdog.com/the-man-in-cha…
90. In 2013, Daniel Mcadams from the Ron Paul Institute - running a dailyPutin blog web.archive.org/web/2013091102…
91. Lozansky was openly praising the Reagan Republicans as allies in #TrumpRussia in late 2014 orientalreview.org/2014/12/09/the…
92. This was around the same time Putin's favorite Congressman and Lozansky's best friend met with Paul Manafort #TrumpRussia thesternfacts.com/putins-favorit…
93. Again, in early 15, Lozansky talking about his Reagan allies. russia-insider.com/en/politics/te…
94. In March 2016, he announced on Russian television that Rohrabacher and Flynn were Trump allies - weeks before they were announced here. thesternfacts.com/last-year-puti…
95. Meeting with Igor Sechin in November 2016 thesternfacts.com/last-year-puti…
96. Abramoff was back with Manafort lobbying for Dmitry Firtash last year. thehill.com/blogs/pundits-…
97. Now he's out there with right conspiracy theories about Seth Rich, the DNC, and the Deep State #TrumpRussia
98. He also namedropped some Pro-Russian AMericans in a sponsored post for the Washington Times.........which were basically Reagan officials and CNP members. washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/…
99. His 2016 World Russia Forum - which took place in Moscow - was an event unveiling statues of Reagan and Gorbachev, hosted by the Russian Foreign ministry and paid for by CNP members Ed Meese and Jon Utley #TrumpRussia theamericanconservative.com/articles/unvei…
100. He also went on to ramble about how WE meddling in THEIR elections in the 90s - which is true - but it was also partially his idea. #TrumpRussia washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/…
101. Again, if I haven't linked it, you should read my dive into the Council for National Policy as well.
102: Here's a picture of Lozansky with Sergei Markov - seen talking about how the Russians helped Wikileaks meddle with our election.
103. He's also on the Russia Center NY board of advisors #TrumpRussia russiancenterny.org/about-3/board-…
104. This is a man who called for a "stars and stripes" revolution in this country because he doesn't like how hostile we are to Russia. Perhaps he shouldn't have spent 40 years perpetuating the Cold War #Resist #TrumpRussia thesternfacts.com/from-orange-re…
105. This was a result of extensive research between me, Grant Stern, and an army of anonymous researchers. @grantstern says he compromised the GOP thesternfacts.com/opinion-edward…
106. I go farther and say #TrumpRussia happened specifically because of Lozansky. thesternfacts.com/opinion-withou…
107. He knew Manafort, probably knew Lewandowski through Bob Ney. Sessions, Price, Frank Gaffney, Weldon, Judi Shelton, Rohrabacher any of the CNP members in the administration all knew him. His forums hosted dozens of people with ties to Russian intelligence.
108. His forums were cohosted by groups run by Semion Mogilivech, MIkhail Fridman, Dmitry Firtash, and in some cases the Russian government itself. The Russian Mob did a good job of hiding connections, but not good enough.
109. I'll leave it to @ninaandtito @JamesFourM and @LincolnsBible to comment on the Russian Mob aspect of #TrumpRussia some more as they have done tremendous work.
110. And again, I realize it was not just Republicans....but this particular aspect focused on mostly Republicans.
111. #TrumpRussia is a decades long intelligence operation come to fruition. The Cold War never ended and Trump is about to create the oligarchy Russia has been enjoying for decades. We. Are. At. War. #Resist
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